Craftsman 917.270820 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
®
t9o5 HP
ELEC:TR_C START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATHC
TRACTOR
Model No.
917,270820
o Safety
® Assembly
® Operation
® Maintenance
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
Seal's, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
!-800-659.-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Estates,
IL 60179
Maintenance ..........................................
19
Service and Adjustments ...................... 23
Storage ...................................................
29
Troubleshooting
....................................... 31
Repair Parts ....................................................34
Parts Ordering ........................ Back Cover
Warranty .................................................
2
Safety Rules .............................................
2
Product Specifications
............................ 5
Assembly .................................................
8
Operation ...................................................
12
Maintenance
Schedule .........................
19
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if tMs Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
o Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners'; belts, etc
o Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
,, Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in
the owner's manual
o Riding equipment
LIMITED
used for commercial
90 DAY WARRANTY
or rental purposes.
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equip.,
ment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the battery will not hold a chargd; Sears will replace the batte_'at
no charge. In-home warranty
service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from
the date of purchase° Please contact your nearest service center: After 30 days flom the
date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (lmhome warranty service will still be available after 30 days f_om the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply) This
warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other i'ights which may vary from state to
state_
Sears,
Roebuck
GENERAL
and Co., D/8t7
WA, Hoffman
OPERATION
Estates,
1L 60179
,, Never carry passengers..
,, Do not mow in reverse unless absolute-
o Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
ly necessary,. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
o Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place°
o Slow down before turning.
o Never leave a running macMne unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting,.
before starting.
o Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
o Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc. which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade,
o Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing Stop machine if anyone
enters the area,.
i!,
2
o Turn off bladeswhen not mowing..
,, Stop enginebeforeremovinggrass
catcheror uncloggingchute.
,, Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light°
o Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
o Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
o Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. Al!
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it.
DO:
,, Mow up and down slopes, not across.
,, Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
o 'Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
'_;:_
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
o Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
o Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
,, Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction_
_, Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope°
DO NOT:
t
o Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
o Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
o Do not mow on wet grass° Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
o Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
o Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity_ Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
o Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
,, Be alert and turn machine
enter the area.
off if children
,_ Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children..
o Never carry children. 'They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation°
o Never allow children to operate the
machine.
o Use extra care when approaching
blind
comers, Shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may ob._c[_re vision.
SERVICE
,, Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive°
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow em
gine to cool before refueling, Do not
smoke_
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
o Never run a machine inside a closed
area,
o Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equip.
ment in good condition,
o Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly
o Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.,Clean
oil or fuel
spillage,, Allow machine to cool before
storing.
,, Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting,
o
Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deter!oration,
which could expose moving pairs or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturePs
recommended
pads,
when necessary.
_
o Mower blades are sharp and can cut,
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them°
o Check brake operation frequently,
Adjust and service as required.
,, Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing_ Stop machine
enters the area.
o Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
if anyone
o Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc..
o Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps, Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Ta!l
,, Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolute_
ly necessary. Always took down and
behind before and while backing.
o Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
o Keep children out of the mowiog area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.,
o Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
o Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
grass can hide obstacles,
o Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
o Avoid slurring or stopping on a slope, if
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
o Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible..
,_i)kLook for this symbol to point, out important safety precautions.
It means CAUTION!H BECQME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFE..
TY IS INVOLVED°
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
,_WARNtNG:
,_kCAUTION:
In order to prevent accidem
tal stading when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always discon_
nect spark plug wire and place wire where
it cannot contact spark plug.
4
Tile engine exhaust
from
PROOUCT
SPECBFRCAT_ONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
MABNTENANCE
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is avail ....
able on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details,
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL TYPE
SAE 30
(APFSFiSG/SH):
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
AGREEMENT
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
o Read and observe the safety rules.
° Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor..
Follow the instructions under "Mainte-
(below 32°F)
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
OIL CAPACITY':
&0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: 030")
Champion RJ19LM
OR J19LM
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
_iREPRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSi
REAR: 10 PSl
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMPiHR:30
MIN. CCA:240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
sections
of this
_kWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
O- 5,5
0- 2.4
order by the operator:
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar' laws. Federal
taws apply on federal lands, A spark
arrestor for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears Authorized
Service
Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability
and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact your
nearest Sears Authorized Service Center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor,
Please read and retain this manual, The
instructions wilt enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly° Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
5
(1,_Hex Bolt 5f16-18 x t-I/4
3/8-16
t
(1)
He× xBolt
_
(1) Lockwasher
3f8
(i) Large Flat Washer
_'
(1) Locknut
5t16-18
(1) Knob
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/!6.18
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 × t2 Gauge
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x t6 Gauge
(2) Hex Bolts 114-20 x 314
(2) Washers
9/32 x 518 x 16 Gauge
(2) Screws
Nuts #I0
(2) Weld
,_
#I0 x 518
(2) Lock
Washers
(2) Lock
Washers
#10
1/4 @
Nuts
(2)
1/4-20
Hex
Parts packed separately
in carton
C2
Steering
Bool
Seat
Video
Cassette
Mutcher
Plate
Manual
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Steedng
Wheel
Pa_s Bag
Pa_s Bag contents not shown full size
Bolls
(2) Shoulder
lock Nuts
__
(2) Washers _8
x 7/8 x 14 Gai_ge
Steering Wheel Adapter
(2) Keys
_
Steering
Wheel Insert
(2) Gauge
Wheels
Slope Sheet
Assemblys
7
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Yournew tractorhas been assembledatthe factorywith exceptionofthose palls left
unassemMedfor shippingpurposes,To ensuresafe andproperope[ationof your tractor
all parts and hardwareyou assemblemustbe tightenedsecurely,Usethe correcttools
as necessaryto insurepropertightness,Reviewthe video cassettebeforeyou begin.
":_'OOLS REQUIRED
FOR
,ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench sef,will make assembly
easier, Standard wrench sizes you need
are I)sted below°
(I) 9/t6" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket wf
drive rachet
(2) 7/16" wrenches
(2) 112" wrench
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Tire pressure
(1) Utility knife
(1)Pliers
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering whee!)_
TO REMOVE
CARTON
TRACTOR
ATTACH
ROLUNG
STEERING
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
'TRACTOR
° Slide extension
OFF
WHEEL
EXTENSION
insert
D
_'
FROM
UNPACK CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping cation (See
page 6).
o Cut, from top to bottom, aldng lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat..
o Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove..
BEFORE
SKID
,, Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.
o Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Removeprotective
materials from tractor hood and grill
!._.PORTANT: Cheek for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
Steering
,:_}._4..f 3/8 HexBolt
_'_
3/8 Lockwasher
,,-_a
Large Fiat
.....
-_:_!_-[...... ::::"..Washer
.................
r'->.......Steering
Wheel
_Boot
i_i.:_?_i,liii
_'_:"
Extension
Shaft
_Y
"_
Adapter
' "_,-.,_
'
""_'_
5It6 Hex
Bolt
5!16 Locknut...--___,._"lo
_._//
Lower Steering......,L
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I_,
".
-
;I
SHAFT AND
shaft onto lower steer-
ing shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/t 6
hex bolt and Iocknut, Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT:
Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ib& toique.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and pustl down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
o Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
o Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension,
o Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter°
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location
and
function
of controls)
o Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position,
o Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
,, Place freewheel control in freewheeling
position to disengage transmission
(See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
o Roll tractor forward off skid,
* Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
HOW TO SE"_¢ UP YOUR
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening
knob,
TRACTOR
CONNECT BATTERY
,&CAUTION:
Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
,_ Lift hood to raised position..
o Open terminal access doors, remove
terminal protective caps and discard,
- If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label (label
located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps.
,, First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat
washer, lock washer and hex nut as
,, Remove cardboard packing on seat pan
o Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. 'Tighten shoulder bolt
securely,
,, Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely, Do not tighten.
o Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat°
o Slide seat until a comfortable
position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
o Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position,
o Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely.
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
shown_ Tighten securely.
o Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, loci{ washer
and hex nut. Tighten securely.
o Close terminal access doors.Use terminal access doors for:
o Inspection for secure connections
tighten hardware).
o inspection for corrosion.
o Testing battery.
,, Jumping (if required).
o Periodic charging
Discard Terminal
Lock
Protective Caps Hex Nut
Washer
Adjustment Knob
Hex
Bolt
"
:
'_"
1
y@.,
(to
Flat
Washer
/
adjustment
Positive
(Red)
Cable
Terminal
Access Door
9
"'_
Fiat Washer
I_NSTALL
_ULCHER PLATE
= Installtwo latch hooksto mutcherplate
usingscrew,washeh loci<washer,and
weld nut as shown,
NOTE: Pre-assemble
Weld
Nut
weld nut to latch
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down,
o "Tighten hardware securely,
o Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
o Place front of mulcher
Lock
Washer
Latch
Hook
Latch
Hook
Weld Nut
Lock Washer
plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
o Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck,
,, Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck_
,_CAUTION:
Do not remove discharge
Hook Points
Down
Weld Nut From
The 'Top
Washer
Washer
Mulcher
Plate
Deflector
Shield
guard from mower, Raise and hold guard
when attaching rnulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
_._..- Screw
[.arch
Hooks
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. "Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging
and bagging also.
10
ASSEMBLE
GAUGE
MOWER DECK
WHEELS
CHECK
TO
The gauge wheels are designed to keep
the mower deck In proper position when
operating mower, Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance.
,, Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on
a fiat level surface.
PLEASE REVIEW THE
CHECKLIST:
e/ Al! assembly
complete&
._...,.
G__uge Wheel
TIRE PRESSURE
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR,
PAY EXTRA AFTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
]he tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance_
,, Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on
,/ Engine oil is at proper level
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline,
,/ Become familiar with all controls - their
page 5 of tilts manual,
location and function. Operate
before you start the engine.
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled, See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
section
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION
have been
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
e,' Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
e,' Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
3/8 - 16
Service and Adjustments
manual
instructions
cutting results, (Tires must be properly
inflated for leveling).
_" Check mower and drive belts, Be sure
3/8-16 Locknut
CHECK
FOLLOWING
v" No remaining loose pads in carton,
_/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum
1 hour at 6 arnps),
e," Seat is adjusted comfortably
and
tightened securely.
All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinftated at the factory)_
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/frontqo-rear
for best
\
CHECK
SYSTE_'_
_CHECKLIST
o Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST' MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
o With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.
Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/816 locknut and tighten securely_
o Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
Mountinc Bracket
BRAKE
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted, See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
,/
them
Be sure brake system is in safe operat_
ing condition.
..
v" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follov,,_ proper starting
and transmission
purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation section of this manual).
of this
OF
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in
the Service and Adjustments sectoin of
this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly,
11
These symbolsmay appearon yourtractoror in literaturesuppliedwith the product°
Learn and understandtheir meaning,
r
BATTERY
CAUT ION OR
REVERSE
FORWARD' _
SLOW
FAST
WARNING
\\\\
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ENGINE ON
ENGtNE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
0
\
FUEL
CHOKE
!
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
MOWER HEIGHT
R N
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
N L oS;
"r"
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING
BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE' SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER,
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Aulomalic
12
Modets only)
KNOW
YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR
TR AOTO R
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments,
Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
Cl_oke
Throttle Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Motion
Control Lever
Freewheel
Control
Approx,
Speed
3 MPH
2 MPH
1 MPH
Our tractors
conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards
Institute,,
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to
engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor,.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and
off..
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold
engine.
,_
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine
speed
CLUTCHIBRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutchlng and braking the tractor and starting the
engine,
FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor
with the engine off.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust
the mower cutting height..
MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the
speed and direction of the tractor,
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and
lower the mower deck or other attachments
mounted to your tractor,
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its position.,
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (_) or
discharging (-),
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake into the
brake position,
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o_per=_tiol_"of"_an'_=y'iractor
he
can res_u{t
fore'_----_g-'n-0bjects_ih;own
in
intoth__
yes,whichcan resultin severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
r eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or
pairs, We recommend a wide vision safety mask over the spectacles, or"
HOW'
TO USE
Your tractor
YOUR
is equipped
TRACTOR
NOTE:
with an operator
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"bacldire"_
presence sensing switch,, When engine is
running, any attempt, by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking
BRAKE
.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold
o Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake wili hold tractor secure.
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
pping tractor on grass areas..
CAUTION. Always stop tractor com.,
pletely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position, to empty grass
catcher, etc
THROTTLE
CONTROL
Attachment Clutch
Lever "Engaged"
Position
Choke
Control
Throttle
Control
"Disengaged"
',ilion
"Brake"
Positi_
Parking Brake
led"
Position
_
Pedal "Drive .... Disengaged"
Position
Position
Always operate engine at full throttle,
= Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate,
. Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
CHOKE CONTROL,
Use choke control whenever you are start.,,
ing a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine
° To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage°
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
Motion
Control
Lever
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever,,
o Stall hactor with motion control lever in
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
neutra! (N) position,,
o Release parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal
o Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
NOTE: The effort to move the motion control lever well reduce after the first few
hours of use. This is normal.
,, To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch Lever to "DISENGAGED"
position_
GROUr,,1D DRIVE
control to
TUrn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractorto prevent unauthorized use.
o Never use choke to stop engine,
NOTE: Under' certain conditions when
brake will shut off the engine.
TO SET PARKING
Failure to move throttle
_ ._
o To stop ground drive, depress
clutchlbrake
pedal into ful! "BRAKE" position.
. Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
o Turn knob clockwise (©) to raise cutting
height.
. Turn knob countercloclw_'ise
(©)to
lower ct'_tting height.
position°
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when lhe clutch/brake pedal is depressed,
ENGINE ,, Move throttle control to slow position.
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clutch!brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake,
o Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
I_.!iPORTANT: "The motion control lever
The clurlin_,
,height
range is approximately
1-1/2 to 4L The heights are measured
from tt_e ground to the blade tip with the
engine not running, These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon
soil conditions, height of grass andtypes
of grass being mowed.
o The average lawn should be cut to
approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice.. Make the first cut relatively high; the second
TO OPERATE MOWER
to desired
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
To restart movement, slowly retease
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal,
o Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
,, Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor,.
height,
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with tile
eng{ne running and the attachment ciutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift controt.
• Start mower blades
ment clutch control,
,, TO STOP MOWER
gage attachment
Attachment Clutch
Lever "Engaged"
by engaging
BLADES
o Raise attachment Iift to highest position
w_th attachment lift control
o Pull freewheel control knob out and hold
in position by inserting retainer spring
into forward hole of control rod.
o Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
o To reengage transmission,
reverse
above procedure°
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a
traiter, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.)_
attach*
-disem
clutch control.
Attachment Lift
Lever High Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Low
Position
Discharge
Guard
TOWING
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
,_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15°'&nd do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided at the back of this manual.
o Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
,, Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills°
o If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to stower position.
,, If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby
and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing, Too heavy of
a load, while on a slop_, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose contrpf of your tractor.
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
,, The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil
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* Check engine oil with tractor' on level
ground,
o Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oll level° tf necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill,
o For cold weather 0peration you should
change oi! for easter starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Mainte.,
nance section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in tllis manual
z
ADD
GASOUNE
,, Fil! fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline wilt
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life), Do not
mix oil with gasoline, Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuej freshness°
!MPORTANT: Whet;operating
in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasotine to help insure good
cold weather starling,
,_kWARNtNG:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the'fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.
Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let
it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season, See
Storage Instructions for additional informalion. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or' perma,_nct damage may occur.
AUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill Wipe off any
spilled oil or fue!. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame°
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
o Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission
engaged position,
o Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch!brake pedal and set
parking b_ake.
o Place rnotion control lever' in neutral (N)
position°
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" posiLion,.
- Move throttle control to fast position
,, Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt° For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
Note: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, watt a
few minutes and try again If engine stltl
does not start, pull the choke control out
and retry.
WARM WEATHER
AND ABOVE)
STARTING
(50 ° F
o When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothJy_ tf the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly.
o The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD wEATHER
BELOW)
STARTING
(50 ° F AND
o When engine starts, slowly push choke
contro! in until the engine begins to run
smoothly, Continue to push the choke
contro! in small steps allowing the
engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke control
is fully in, If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly. This may
require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes,
depending on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM-UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up
as follows:
,, Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
o Placethe motioncontrolleverin neutral. Releasethe parking brake and
o Engage transmission
by placing freewheel control in driving position (See
"TO TRANSPORT'
in this section of
let the clutch!brake
slowly return to
operating position
o Allbw one minute for transmission
to
manual),
o Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
,, Slowly move motion control level' forward; after the tractor moves approxF
mately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five (5)
feet return the motion control lever to
the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times°
° Your tractor is now purged and ready for
normal operation.
MOWING
TIPS
,, Tire chains cannot be used when the
warm up This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
o The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be pulled
out slightly
NOTE: A high altitude (above 3000 feet)
or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance.
See '%0 ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual..
PURGE TRANSMISSION
,_,CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running
To ensure proper operation and pedormance, it is recommended
that the trans ,,
mission be purged before operating tractor
for the first time° This procedure wilt
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinsta]lalion before operating the tractor,
o Place tractor safely on level surface with
engine off and parking brake sol
= Disengage transmission
by placing freewheel control in fre_wilee]ing
position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
o Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine
After the engine is running, move throF
tie control to slow position. With motion
control lever in neutral (N) position,
slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal
o Move motion control lever to full forward
mower housing ts attached to tractor.
o Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.. See "'TO
LEVEL. MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
_.
o The left ha_d side of mower should be
used for trimming..
o Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut, Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
]his will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting
o When mowing large areas, start by turn.ing to the right so that cfippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc_ After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left
hand tums until finished..
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Move lever to full reverse position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be
no movement of drive wheels. The air is
being removed
tem.
from hydraulic
,, If grass Is extremely tall, It should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
drive sys-
o Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position. Shut off engine and set parking
brake.
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o Donot mowgrasswhen it ts wet°Wet
grasswill plug mowerandleaveundesirableclumps.Allow grassto dry
beforemowing.
,, Always operate engine at _ull throtlle
Max 1/3
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance
as
well as the quality of cut desired.
, When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that wilt suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment being used.
MULCHING
_IOWING
TiPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use°
o For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one4hird of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly
o Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings, When doing a sec.
ond cut, mow across or perpendicular
to
the first cut path.
,, Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
,, The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass wi!! biodegrade
quicldy
to provide nutrients for the lawn_ Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this wilt provide the best recutring action of the blades,
o Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet,
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
then change to east to west the next
week, This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITtIES
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE.
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
Check
Br_ke
Operation
Check Tire Pressure
Check Operator
Presence
T
fntedeck Systems
F{
Check |or Loose
A
SharpenfReptace
C
Lubrication Chart
0
Check Battery
R
Clean
Battery
Check
Traneexlo
T
Adjust Blade
Adjust
Mowe{
CleanAtr
Ctean
G
Inspect
t
N
E
6/
Cooling
Bolt(s)
Tension
Drive
Belt(s)
Tension
011 Level
Ch4enge Engine
N
Blades
Level
Engine
E
I
Fas'=eners
and Terminals/Recharge
Motion
Check
and
Oii
Filter
Air Screen
Muff_,erJSparl_
Reptace
Clean
ell
Ftlter
Engine
Attester
(If equipped)
Cooling
Fins
Replace Spark Plug
Replace
Air Filter
Replaee
Fuel
Paper
Cartridge
Filter
- Chnng_ n_ota often when o_pe,ro_ng _tnder
-,Sen,,}ce more ellen when epototJng tn diriy
- It equipped wig} oil liIIer, ch_ng_ ell every
- Replace bl=del; mote o{ton when tr._wtng
GENERAL
{t henry' fond or _n hIgh amL_ienl tom
or dust',,/conditions
50 hm_e.
In _andy t;olI
t.Ot_{Ulg_7
5 - tt aqu_ppe, d wi_'] ad/tt={,cble =ys{om
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive futl vahJe
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual.. Some
adjustments will need to be made periodi.ca!ty to properly maintain your tractor,
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjus:ments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
,, Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear° A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help, your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
=
,,
,,
o
EACH
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure..
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
0 Front
Whee!
Bearing
Zerk
@ Front Wileel
Bearln(
@ Engine
@ At
Clutch
Pivot(s)
i
i
I
i:
@ SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OIL
@ General Purpose Grease
@ Refer to Maintenance "Engine" Section
tIViPORTANT; Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bear-ings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the seff-lubricating
bearings, if you feet they must be lubricated,
use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubri.-.
cant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance°
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced_
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted° (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
section.of
this manual).
TIRES
,, Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 5 of this manua!),
o Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
,, Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
BLADE CARE
For best results
mower blades
kept sharp° Replace
blades_
• Tighten bolt securely
torque).
(3G35
Ft. Lbs.
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
_
Ftat Was
Mandrel
Trailing
Lock Washer
Hex Bolt (Grad
Center Hole
bent or damaged
_-,.
washer securing blade.
o Install new or resl_arpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
o Reassemble
hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
Blade
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
o The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is on the mower.
To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions oupvhed with balance0.
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
o Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground.. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position, if either end of the blade
moves downward, sharpen the heavy
end until the blade is balanced.
must be
BLADE REMOVAL
o Raise mower to h}ghest position to allow
access to blades,
- Remove hex bolt, .lock washer and flat
IMPORTANT:
treated.
BLADE
Blade
518"Bolt
or Pin
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an
automotive charger will extend its life.
,, Keep battery and terminals clean.
o Keep battery bolts tight,
o Keep small vent holes open,
o Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour..
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free.. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers,
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY
8)t.__._
"_
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be
identified by six lines on the bolt head,
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
Open battery box door.
o Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2O
,, Rinsethe batterywith plainwaterand
dry.
,, Cleanterminalsand batterycable ends
with wirebrushuntilbright.
o Coatterminalswith greaseor petroleum
jelly°
o Reinstallbattery(See"CONNECTBATTERY"in theAssemblysectionof this
manual),
used above 32°E. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor ts not used for 25 hours In one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap!dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear_
TRANSAXLE
if
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
Determine temperature
range expected
before oiI change. Alt oil must meet API
service classification
SF, SG or SH.
o Be sure tractor is on level surface._
COOLING
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot,
,, Oil will drain more freely when warm,
o Catch oit in a suitable container.
o Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
- Remove drain plug.
o After otl has dr&lned completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
o Refill engine with oft through oil fill dipstick tube, Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PROD UC'T SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of
this manual.
o Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean,
o Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clip-.
pings and other materials_ To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins_
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
,, Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking teveL Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle, Should the
transaxte ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center_
ENGINE
OIL
Air Screen
Oil Drain .._.___._'_
.._,.7_
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SF, SG or
SH Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
CLEAN
AIR
SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating, Clean with a wire brush or corn-,
pressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers_
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, IOW30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity
oils will
result in increased oil consumption
when
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AiR FILTER
Yourenginewilt not run properlyusinga
dirty air filter. Cleanthe foampre-cteaner
afterevery25 hoursof operationor every
season. Servicepapercartridgeevery
I00 hoursof operationor everyseason,
whicheveroccursfirst.
Serviceair cleanermoreoften underdusty
conditions.
o Removeknob(s)andcover.
"TOSERVICEPRE-CLEANER
o Slide foam pre-cleaneroffcartridge.
o Wash it in liquiddetergentandwater:
o Squeezeit dry in a clean cloth.
,, Saturateit in engineclio Wrapit in
clean,absorbentclothand squeezeto
removeexcessoil.
If very dirty or damaged,replaceprecleaner',
,, Reinstallpreocteaner
over cartridge.,
ENGINE
justments
section
of this manual),
Top Air Guide Cover
__----_
'
Engine Cooling Fins
Air Guide Cover
(Both Sides)
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muflJer and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
_LUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
Knob
on page 5 of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season, if fuel filter becomes
Cadiddge
Plate
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
o With engine coot, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
Foam PreCleaner
Air Screen
FiNS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side paners and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY"
in the Service and Ad-.
,, Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
o Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris fl'om entering carburetor.
,, Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge,
,, Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover and secureWith knob(s).
Important:
Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge° They may cause deterioration
of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do
not use pressurized
air to clean or dry cartridge.
Wing Nut
COOLING
,, Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
fine with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
o Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
Cartiridge
clamps
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are properly
positioned.
Clamp
,, Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
,, Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax,
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out Water
In engine can result in a shortened engine
life,
C.lamp
_-_--_-_---
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
,, Clean engine, battery, seat, finish,
of all foreign matter,
etc.
.,_IkCAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:
o Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position°
,, Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
,, Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
o Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped_
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TO REMOVE
Mower
MOWER
o Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
o Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractOrr
o Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position°
o Move attachment lift lever folward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
o Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
o Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position,
o Slide mower under tractor with dis-
by removing retainer spring.
,, Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
o Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs
charge guard to right side of tractor
,, Lower lift lever to its lowest position
', Install mower in ,'everse order of
removal instructions°
Otutch
Suspension
Arms
Retainer
Spring
Clutch Rod
Engine Pulley
Front
Link
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Swaybar
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TO LEVELMOWERHOUSING
Adjustthe mowerwhiletractoris parked
on levelgroundor driveway°Makesure
tires are properlyinflated(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICAT'IONS"),.
If tires are
overor underinflated,you will not properly
adjustyour mower,.
SIDE-TO-SIDEADJOSTMENT
. Raise mower to its highest position,,
,, At the midpoint of'both sides of mower,
measure height frdm bottom edge of
mower to ground,
Distance
on both
sides of mower sh'0uld be the same or
within I/4" of each other°
merits, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8"o
o if links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
o To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns,
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than real', tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both fiont links.
o To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns,
o When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
o tf adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
,' To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut en that side.
o To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links°
o Recheckslde4o-side
_. o,;..'X
adjustment.
_
..../
_ Mandrel
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustn1ent nut
will change mower height about 1/8"o
,, Recheck
measurements
Bottom
_
_
after adjusting,,
_
,
_
_
__
Bottom
of Curl
Both Front Links Should be Equal In Length
A
.
_
Suspension
Arm
i
_
Nut "E"
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the followingfront4o-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally
so mower
will stay
level side-to-side,
Front Unks
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake,
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so that
the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
BELT REMOVAL-
its highest position,
Check adjustment on right side of tractor,.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown_
o Before making any necessary adjust-
o Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual),,
o Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys..
o Pull bett'away from mower.
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and
BELTINSTALLATION..
,_ Install new belt In reverse order of
removal.
Make sure belt is in alf pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
,, Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions,
Idler
Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
Mandrel
Pulley
TO ADJUST
TO REPLACE
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle,
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake rnust be adjusted.
o Depress clutch/brake
pedal and engage
parking brake.
o Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
o tf distance Is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes t-9/16",
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A",
o Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary,
tf stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance
Is necessary.
Contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
o Remove
MOWER"
o Remove
o Remove
clutching
° Pull belt
Jam
DRIVE
BELT
mower (See "TO REMOVE
in this section of this manual.)
upper belt keeper.
belt from stationary idler and
idler.
slack toward rear of tractor,
Carefully remove beet upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over cooling fan blades.
,_ Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around engine
pulley.
o Install new belt by reversing above procedureo
iMPORTANT:
Make sure upper belt keeper is positioned properly between locator
tab.
Engine
_"'_..
MOTION
Park the tractor on level surface Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footresL
Locator Tab
---_-._ _.
w'th "Engaged"
Parking Brake
_._ Upper Belt
Keeper
Transmission
!1
Input Putley "_... __
Do Not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service centeddepartment
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TO ADJUSTMOTIONCONTROLLEVER
]"he motioncontrolleverhas been preset
at the factoryand adjustmentshouldnot
be necessary°
If for any reasonthe motioncontrollever
wilt not holdits posit!onwhile at a selected
speed, it maybe adjustedatthe friction
packlocatedon the rightside of transmission..
o Park tractoron levelsurface. Stoptractor by turningignitionkey to "OFF"position, andengageparkingbrake.
o Adjustmotioncontrollever by tightening
adjustmentlocknutone half (I/2) turn.
NOTE: If for any reasonthe effortto
movethe motioncontrolleverbecomes
too excessive,reversethe aboveadjustmentprocedureby looseningIocknut1/4
to 1/2turn.
Roadtesttractorafteradjustmentand
repeatprocedureif necessary.
TRANSMISSIONREMOVAL!REPLACEMENT
Shouldyourtransmissionrequireremoval
for serviceor replacement,it shouldbe
purgedafterreinstaIlationandbefore
operatingthe tractor. See "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
of this manual.
in the Operation
,_-
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
o Block up axle securely,.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheet removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose)..
o Repair tire and reassemble,
o On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key
.:_
,, Replace:washers
and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
o Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
|
Axle Cover
_.,,
Square
Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
section
TO START
BATTEF
ENGINE
THAT HAS A WEAK
_CAUTION:
Lead.acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries, Always wear eye protection when
around batteries°
.......
Adjustment
Locknut
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering
wheel and reassemble per instructions in
the Assembly section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-INtCAMBER
The front wheel toe4n and camber
are not
adjustable on your tractor, tf damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact your nearest authorized
service centen
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if your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. If "jumper
cables" are used for emergency starting,
follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor ts equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system_
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles,
TO ATTACH
_, Connect
JUMPER
CABLES
-
each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
° Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
the NEGATIVE (-.) terminal of fully
charged battery,
o Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVECABLES,REVERSE
ORDER
o RemoveBLACKcable first from chassis
andthen from the fully chargedbattery,
o RemoveRED cable last frombothbatteries.
TO REPLACE HEADUGHT
BULB
o Raise hood.
o Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the
,, Replace bulb in
holder securely
backside of the
o Ctose hood.
INTERLOCKS
"Positive"
(+)
Panel
-6"
Bolt
LH,
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
,, Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
"Negative"
(*)
....
grill.
holder and push bulb
back into the hole in the
grill.
._
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
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TO REMOVEHOODAND GRILLASSEMBLY
,_ Raisehood°
,, Unsnapheadlightwireconnector.
o Standin front of tractor: Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
, To replace, reverse above procedures.
Choke Cto_ed
Casing Clamp
Screw
ENGINE
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, m_y be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment
or indF
vidual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
Choke Lever
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary However, minor adjustment may be
required to compensate
for differences in
fuel, temRerature , altitude or load. If the
carburets# does need adjustment, proceed
as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Turning the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjust..
merit is necessary, proceed as follows:
o With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
o Check that swivel.is against side of
quarter circle° li it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten
cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT z Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if screw
is turned in too tight.
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
° With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
Remove air cleaner cover, filter and car-
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
" Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle conlrol cable and choke are
adjusted properly (see above),
With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger' tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise)
t-1/4
to 1-1!2 turns.
tridge plate to expose carburetor choke
(see 'AfR FILTER' in the Customer
Responsibilities
section of this manual)°
o Choke should be closed, tf it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed, Tighten casing clamp screw securely,
o Reassemble air cleaner,
,, Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
o With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to t400 RPM.
FINAL SE'I-FING
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,, While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in(c!oclwvise)
until engine begins
to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn
screw to a point midway between those
two positions.
° Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 900 to t200 RPM Release throttle lever.
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service centeddepartment,
which has
proper equipment and experience to make
any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Screw
ACCELERATION
TEST
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position.
If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture screw out (countercteclwvise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted., Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
Idle Mixture Screw
'Throttle Lever
_.
Screw
Throttle Lever
BATTERY
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more,
,_CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
° Fully charge the battery for storage.
° After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
_, To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
batter,/cables
should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see '%0
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
witll
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before stor-.
ing in any enclosure°
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
the Maintenance
section of this manual),
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot
come in contact with battery terminals
o If battery Is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
from tractor for winter
storage, This will allow you to clean it thoroughly, Remove all dirt, grease, leaves,
etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
,, Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
,, Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual),
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual,
o Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened, Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
o Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Idle Speed
ENGINE
FUEl. SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experience indicates that alcoho! blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads
to separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
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o Drainthe fuel tank.
o Startthe engineand let it rununtilthe
fuel linesandcarburetorare empty.
OTHER
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the rue! tank or permanent
damage may occur.
_, Use fresh fuel next season.
o Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust, Rust and/or did in your gasoline will
cause problems.
o If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
o Do not store gasoline
to another.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline ini:fuel tank or storage
container, Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container, Run engine
at least 10 minutes afte[ adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carbure-
o Cover your tractor with a suitable proteco
tire cover that does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation
engine and exhaust
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
o Remove spark plug(s).
o Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
o Turn ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil
,, Replace
to
form and cause your tractor to rust,
iMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
tor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer,
ENGINE
from one season
with new spark plug(s).
3O
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTaNG
CHART
CORRECTION
CAUSE
Will not start
o Out of fuel,
Engine not "CHOKED" prop*
erly,
° Engine flooded.
° Fill fuel tank.
,, See %0 START ENGINE" in
°
o
o
o
o
o
.
o
° Engine valves out of adjustment.
,, Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
- Weak or dead battery,
Dirty fuel fitter_
o Stale or dirty fuel.
o
•
°
o
°
Bad spark plug.
Dlrty air filter,
Dirty fuel filter,
Waterin fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
= Carburetor out of adjuslment.
o Engine valves out of adjustment.
Engine w!ll not turn
over
Operation section.
o Wait several minutes before
attempting to starL
Replace spark plug.
Cfeantreplace airfitter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank wifh fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter°
-,, Check all wiring_
o See "To Adjust Carburetor" tn
Service and Adiustments
section_
o Contact an authorized service
center,
o Loose oi damaged wiring,
o Carburetor out of adjustment_
Hard to start
.....
o Ctutchtbrake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged,
° Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse°
• Corroded battery terminals.
° Loose or damaged wtrlng.
o Faulty ignition swllch.
o Faulty solenoid or starter.
Clean/replace air filter,
Replace sparkplug
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill witl_
fresh gasoline,
,, Check all wiring.
o See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
° Contact an authorized service
center
o Depress clutch/brake pedal..
° Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
o Disengage attachment clutch
Recharge or replace battery
o Replace fuse..
o Clean batteryterminafs..
o Check all wiring.
o Check/replace ignition switch
o Check/replace solenoid or
starter,.
,, Contact an authorized service
center
Engine clicks but will
not start
o Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals.
= Loose or damaged wiring.
° Faulty solenoid or starter,
o
o
°
o
Loss of power
° Cutting too much grass/too
fast,,
° Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
o Set in "Higher Cur' posi.
tion/reduce speed,
_, Adjust throttle control
3I
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals,.
Check all wiring,
Checldreplace solenoid or
starter.,
1tROUBLESHOOTiNG
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power (cont'd)
• Build-,up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.,
o Clean underside of mower hous-
o Dirty air filter.
o Low oil level/dirty oil.
. Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or didy fuel.,
Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
.
.
°
o
Excessive vibration
Dirty engine air screentfins.
Dfrtylclogged muffler,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustmenL
° Engine valves out of adjustmenL
. Worn, bent or loose blade,
. Bentblade
mandrel,
• Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with attachment clutch
engag ed
_____
Poor cut - uneven
- Faulty operator-safely presence control system-
Poor grass discharge
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline and
replace fuel filter.
o Connect and tighten spark plug
were.
°
,,
°
o
Clean engine air screen/fins,,
Clean/replace muffler,
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section,.
,, Contact an authorized service
center.
• Replace blade.,
bolt.
Tighten blade
. Replace blade mandrel.
. Tighten loose part(s) Replace
damaged parts,
o Check wiring, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized
service center/
. Worn, bent or loose blade.
° Mower deck not level,
° Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
° Bent blade mandrel.
Mower blades wilt not
rotate
ing.
o Cfean/replace air filter.
o Check oil level!change oilo
- Clean and regap or change
spark plug.,
o Replace fuet filter,,
Drain fue! tank and refill with
o Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
° Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
department.
o Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt
= Level mower deck.
o Clean underside of mower housing
o Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to open
vent holes.
"-- i%mo; ;e-or -siructlon.
...... .....
- Womldamaged mower drive
belt.
.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel,
. Replace Idler pulley_
o Replace blade mandrel.
o Place throttle control In "FAST"
postttom
o Shift to slower speed.
o Allow grass to dry before mow.
ing.
_speed
too stow.
• 'Travel speed too fasL
• Wet grass.
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Replace mower drive belt.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Poor grass discharge
(cont'd)
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
o Mower deck not level,
o Low/uneven tire air pressure.
o Level mowerdeck.
. Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade Tighten
blade bolt.
o Clean underside of mower hous -
,, Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
. Mower drive belt worn.
-
Blades improperlyinstalted.
o Improper blades used
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
Battery will not
charge
. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels,
o Switch is "OFF".
,,
o
o
°
Bulb(s) burned out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
° Bad battery celt(s).
. Poor cable connections.
.
Loss of drive
Faulty regulator (if so
equfpped),
° Faulty. alternator.
o Freewheel control in "disengaged" position.,
o Motion drive belt worn, dam-
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
aged or broken,
o Air trapped in transmission
during shipment
or servtcing_ ....
° Engine throttle control not set
at "SLOW_'position for 30
seconds before stopping
engine.,
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[rig,
,_ Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down..
o Replace with blades listed in this
manuat.
Clean around mandrels to open
vent tloles
Turn switch "ON".
. Replace bulb(s).
o Checldreplace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
,, Replace fuse.
° Replace battery.,
o ChecWclean all connections
o Replace regulator.
° Replace alternator.
,, Place freewheel control in
.
"engaged" position.
Replace motion drive bell.
° Purge transmission.
o Move throttle control to"SLOW"
posftion and allow to idle for 30
seconds before stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
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KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
163465
74760412
STD551025
8TD55t125
STD541025
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
STD55t125
73350400
147430
4152J
4799J
146148
108824X
145491
12t305X
140301
12421tX
141226
10931OX
156442
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433X
14t940
17490508
140413
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x3/4
Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x t6 Gauge
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, He× t/4-20
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7_1/2
Holddown Baltery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nyton Battery Front t/4
Switch Interlock Push-ln
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20
Harness, Ugh[ Socket (w14152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Baltery
Fuse
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition 4 Position
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignltton Swilch
Key, Molded, Craftsman
Harness, Ignition
Bolt Btk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x t/2
Cover, Termfna_
Solenoid
Nut Keps Btk Hex 1/4.20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Profec_ionWire Loop {Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Harness Engine B&SiTec Dual
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4
6
8
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12
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24
25
26
28
29
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41
42
43
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52
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70
No]rE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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TRACTOR
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KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
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2
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140356
3
4
17490612
STD551025
5
155272
9
tO
!61917X013
STD533710
11
I2
155927
145660
13
t4
I7
155936
17490608
I44983X558
18
20
126938X
156437
23
25
t24028X
19131312
26
28
29
STD541437
145198X558
155217
30
3I
t5t287X558
139976
37
38
39
51
17490508
139886
139887
73800400
52
53
19091416
145201
54
55
57
161464
145202
STD552507
58
60
140547
72140606
64.
74
154798
STD541437
140
142
t43
158418
156095
154966
144
145
154207
156524
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd., Roll. 318-t6 x 3/4 Type TT
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash, Silt{screened
Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Gdlle P/t.
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Tnd., Roll 3/8-16 x 1/2 Type TT
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer t3/32 x 13/16 x I2 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with lnserl 3/6-!6 UNC
Grille, W/Clips MS-558
Lens, Gdlte
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, FendedSupport
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-t8 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracke_Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Pivot Bracket Assembly, RH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock Wflnserl 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X t6 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, He× Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickofl RH
Boil FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct P/L t8HP B&S Opp. Twin
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8.16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nul Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket SuspensionFront
Pta[e Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivol Chassis/Hood
NOTE: All component dimensions given in [J S inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
37
I
i
TRAOTOR - - JiODEL NUMBER 917.270820
GROUND
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO,
I
150071
Transaxte (See Breakdown)
Hydro GearModel
No. 3100650
64
65
66
71170764
STD551143
!6t488
2
DESCRIPTION
PART
NO,.
142431
Spring, Return, Brake
70
134683
3
8
10
143995
154792
STD561210
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Sf_ifl Fender STLT
Pin Cotter I/8 x t CAD
71
140158
72
19132012
t5
16
74490544
STD54143I
BottHex Ftghd 5/16-18 Gr 5
Nut Lock HexWitns
5116-t8
73
74
156347
t2!t99X
t21749X
STD523710
Unc
BoltFtnHex
75
I8
19
$3D541437
76
77
78
STD581075
123583X
121748X
21
22
130564
145627
5
Nul. Lock Hex W/Wsh
Unc
Knob, Deluxe t/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
81
161079
24
25
26
27
73350600
I06888X
STD55!O37
8TD561210
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8.t6 Unc
Sprfng, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter t/Bx 3/4 CAD..
82
83
84
123782X
19171216
161901
28
145204
Rod, Parking Brake
86
157480
29
30
32
124236X
130807
74760512
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxte
BoltHex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
87
88
89
19212016
12000008
158386
34
35
36
155071
t20183X
19211616
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
90
91
92
t24346X
74780536
74780524
3/8-16Uncx1
Gr.
3/8-t6
37
I572H
Pin, Rott
93
142564
38
39
123674X
STD523727
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
94
95
140462
144643
40
4470J
Spacer, Split
96
4497H
41
42
154777
19131312
97
140469
43
19111012
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13116 x !2
Gauge
Washer 11/32xSiSx12Ga
47
48
127783
154407
49
50
51
98
100
73510600
19111216
Pulley, ldter, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Gmd Dr',/SlrL
102
14 t322
t23205X
Retainer,
t03
73940800
STD523715
STD541437
Bott
NutCrowrilook
52
STD54143!
Nut, Crownlock
53
t05710X
55
56
57
I05709X
S'fD523712
161588
59
6t
Belt
3/8-16
t04
140156
105
71070516
Link, Clutch
106
74780520
Spdng, Return, Clutch
Boft Hex 3/8-16 x t-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
1t6
144
72110610
19111016
!40312
17490612
Keeper, Cenler Span
Screw fhdroL 3/6-16 x3/4 Ty
TT
148
149
150
t59t03
122052X
!50935
62
8883R
Cover, Pedal
151
t9133210
63
161399
Pulley, Engine
5/16-18
UNC
Unc
DESCRIPTION
Bott Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Wasl_er
Keeper Bell. Engine Hydro
Guide Bell RH Engine
Sb'apTorque Lh Hydro 18/20"
T
Washer 13/32 x !-t/4 x !2 Ga
SlrapTorque Rh Hydro 0650
Spacer, Spill
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16
Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x I6
Gauge
ShaitAsm Cross Hydro 20"
Tires
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga..
Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires
Bushing
Washer 21/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
Ring Klip t15304-62
Console, Sililt
Nut SeiFThd Wsh-hd 114Zinc
Boil Fin Hex 5/16-18 × 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro T'
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spdng 1"ZindCad
Keeper Boll Rh Hydro 0750
18120"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 11/32 x3/4 x !6 Ga
Wasf_er Bellvllte .,501Dx
1 50D
Nut Hex Jam Teplock 1/4-20
Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
ScrewCap Hex 5/t6 x t8 x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-t8 Uric x I
t/4
Bolt Carr, 3/8-t6 x ! 25
Washer !1/32 x 5/8 x t6 Ga
Spacer
Spacer Retainer PM Mower
Bushing Nylon Col]ered
Washer t3/32 x2 x 10 Ga
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U S inches
1 inch = 25,,4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270820
STEERING ASSE[_BLY
i
i
t -"'IF-"-----=B
..
i_f.
-_
t
_
_2
_7__.._tI
x. :I; i',,----
G7
68
\
_----_
40
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
t0
1t
13
t5
_7
!8
1£
20
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
4't
42
43
44
46
47
5t
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
PART
NO.
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
t21748X
19272016
,_O000_
3366R
156438
STD551137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
124035X
126684X
71200410
127501
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD54t537
I00711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
156594
74780616
154780
154404
74781044
154429
_ - _'vlODSL NUMBER
917.270820
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheef
Front AxJeAssembly
Spfndie Assemb)y, L,H
Spindle Assembly, RH
Beating, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x I6 Gauge
Wasller 27/32 x 1-1/4 x I6 Gauge
Ring, Kltp
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Front Axle
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust 515 x 750 x 033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .,062
Screw Hex Socket t/4-20 x 5/8
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Brackel, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw, Thd, Roll 318-16x 3/4
Pin
Rod, lie
Bushing, Steering
Screw "FF#10-32x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2o3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mr} BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension St.eedng Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Ftfting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16.,I8 UNC
BoLLFin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x ! -1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Boll Fin Hex3i8-16 unc x t Gr 5
SpacerAxle
Bearing Arm Plttman
Boil Fin Hex 5/8-tlunc x 2-3/4
Brace Axle
NOTE: AI] component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch= 25 4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - E_ODEL NUMBER
9t7.270820
ENGINE
14
81
<.,_%
29
23
\
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
,
42
L2"a_.,""---_'_,
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUtViBEF_ 9"_7.270820
ENGINE
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
t
2
162152
17720410
4
5
6
149723
144069
144068
7
8
138129
150176
10
1t
145552
STD55t125
12
13
14
STD522507
272250
132B0336
15
16
17
13200300
STD551237
17490624
23
25
26
159880
145996
73920600
27
29
152927
137180
3!
32
33
157103
161696
I23487X
34
35
106082X
17490512
37
38
8543R
........
39
40
41
t09227X
364&, _
139277
81
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engfne (See Breakdown) Briggs
Model No. 42ET07-2631,E1
Muffler Exhaus!
Exhaust Asm, Lell
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5116- 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems
Heal: Shield Lt
WasherLeck Hvy, Hetica{ 1/4
Bolt Rn Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muflter
Nipple Pipe 4oit2"
Elbow Sld 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock EXlTooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8.,16×t-1/2 Tyt!
Shtetd Browning/Debris Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Un!
Screw TT tt10_32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose Blk
Spacer Pad
Screw ThdroI 5/16-t8 x 3/4 -rift
Line Fuel
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Pad Idler 175 x 25 x 06
Bushir'r{:j
Stem Tank Fuel
Nul, Flange tt4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US, inches
t inch = 25,4 mrn
43
TRACTOR
- - _,ilODSL
NUB)IIBER
9t7.270820
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
5
21
KEY
NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
tl
PART
NO.
DESCRIP!riON
140123
I40551
74760616
19131610
t45006
STD541437
1241B_X
17490616
19131614
155925
I20068X
Seat 3450 Blldblk Craftsman
Br'acke[Pnt PivotSeat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10Ga
Cllp Push In Hlnged
Nul Hex Lock wflns 3/8-t6 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zt
Screw Thdrol 3/8-I6 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer 13/32 X 1 X t4 Ga
Pan PntSeat(blk)
Knob Seat 1t2-t3 Uric Btk
K:EY
NO.
t2
!3
14
15
16
t7
21
22
24
25
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
121246X
12!248X
72050412
134300
121250X
"123976X
t 53236
STD54143t
19171912
I270t8X
Bracket Pnt Mounting SwIlch
Bushing Snap Bfk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20×1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 't 27 Blk Pnl.
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Boll Shoulder 5/t6-18 Unc_2A
Nut Hex Lock wllns 5/16,-18
Washer 17/32 X 1.3/16 X: !2 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-!8 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S, Inches! inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACI'OR
- - _v]ODEL NUi'_BEf_
917.270820
DECALS
1
4
tl
2
2O
14
I4
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
163205
163200
163202
273503
133644
9
1t
163204
13
t4
146046
156811
163259
WHEELS
13
KEY
Nee
DESCRIPTION
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Fend Aulo Sears Gold
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craflsman
Decal HP Engine
Decal MalnI Cuslomer
Sears Dorn
Decal Fender Craftsman Gold
Decal Fender SFLTH Oper
]nst FJS
Decal V,.beft Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panet
PART
NO,,
15
19
20
160396
138047
163203
22
t495 t6
1383 tt
142341
154515
t545t6
163471
t634'72
& TIRES
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
PART
NO,
59192
65139
1062P__.2X
59904
5
6
106732X427
278H
7
9040H
11
6
9
10
106108X427
t22082X
7152J
t1
-
!04757X
14433,I.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Mulching
Deca_ BaItery
Decaf Lift HandIe
Decal, Drawbar Cntrf Mvt
Hyd L|.
Pad Footrest Lh S'fLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLf
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manua], Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Fronl Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Whee_
Only)
Bearing, Flang_ (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
"1ire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service llem
Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (t0 oz Tube}
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch = 254 mm
45
TRACTOR - - MODE[. NL_BER 917.270820
LIFT ASSEMBLY
29 --._._
28
27
25 24
23
49
5
3O
3
5O
\
26
6
6
\
12
13
19
\
20
13
32
32
46
2O
TRACTOR
- - it,'iODEL NU_BER
917.270820
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1 !59460
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm
2 159471
Sha|tAsm Lift
3
t05767X
Pin Groove
4 120&q,002
E Ring
5 19211621
Washer 21t32 x t x 2t Ga
6
t20183X
Bearing Nytong
7 12563IX
Grip Handfe Fluted
8 t22365X
Button Plunger Read
!t
139865
Link Asm Lilt L H
12 139866
LinkAsm Lilt RH
13 STD624008
RetatnerSpring
15 127218
Link Fronl
I6
73350800
Nut Jam Hex 1t2-t3 Unc
17 130174
Trunnion BlkZinc
18 73680800
Nut,Lock W,,Wsh 1t2-.I3 Unc
I9
139868
Arm Suspension Mower
20
STD624008
Retainer Spring
23
110807X
Nut, Special
24
19131016
Washer 13/32x5/Sx 16Ga
25 2876H
Spring
26 76020308
Pfn, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
27
t26971X
Rod, Adjust Life
28 73350600
Nul, Hex Jam 3/8-!6 UNC
29
138057
Knob, lnfinile Height Admustment
30
150233
Trunnion. Inf, Height
3t
140302
Bearing, Pvt, Lift, Spherical
32 73540600
Nut Crownlock 3t8-24
49
145212
Nul, Hex Flange Lock
50
t10452X
Nut, Push Phos, & Oil
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
t inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR ,. - _ODEL NU[_,r_BER
9'17.270820
MOWERDECK
73
72
z
71
103
i
105
/
43
,34
33
45
tot
IOZ ''_"
32
17
21 22
2'7
6
i
48
"TRACTOR
MOWER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
144393
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
138440
STD824008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
!6
17
t8
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
58
--
MODEL
NUI'vIBER
917.270820
DECK
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132827
159770
STD54143I
13,t753
131267
105304X
1237t3X
!10452X
130968
19111016
131491
157722
129983
153535
137268
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
8TD624003
137729
133944
t55086
131340
STD5414IO
139888
! 3t845X900
t33943
155046
122052>(
140086
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x ! 25 Gr 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blada, Mu_ching
Bearing, Ball
Shall Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (tnct Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Boll, Carriage 3/8-16 x2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16q8 x5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baflle, Vode×
Nut, Crownlock 5/!6-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deltec{or
Washer 1t/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Topleck, Ftanged
Bolt
Faslner, Chrislmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-t6 UNC
ROd,Pivot, with Ntbs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary. wlNIbs
Guard, Mandre/, L,H,
Relalner
Screw, Thd. RoI[ !/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Rotler Assembly', Cam Follower
Bott, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5116_t8 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Bral{e
W'asher, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spdng, Torsion Brakes 42"
PAR'i"
NO.
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
141043
162113
144200
142427
131870
t27847
121748X
12000029
128903
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
127845
160570
127498
153701
73350600
142028
120958X
156084
72140618
STD541437
10t
102
103
104
105
106
tt 1
I12
113
It4
1t 5
1t6
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
I60793
2029J
155197
155198
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
t43723
t53390
19131312
STD523710
t3t
132
141
--
STD533710
19132203
6266H
t 30794
--
145411
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Boil
Rod, Clutcl_, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer25!32 × I-5/8 × 16 Ga
Ring, Kllp
Bolt, SI_oulder 3/8-t6 UNC x
! ,44
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clu(ch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-!6 UNC
Trunnion Adj 94
Washer Slntered
Keeper Bell: Idler
Bolt Carriage 3!8-16 x 2-1/4
Locknul, Hex WfWsh 318-t6
UNC
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw '['russ Hd Phil10-24 x5]8
Washer #10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Thdrot 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Keps 5/t6-18 UNC
Boll. Carriage 5/16 tJNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownfock 3t8-t6
Washer 13/32 x 7/8x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer I3/32 x 13/16 x 12 Go.
Bolt, Fin Hex 318-16UNC x 1
Gr 5
Bof! Rdhd Sqnf<3/8-16 UNC x 1
Washer 13/32 x t-3/8 x 3 Go.
Washer Thrust .75 × t 230
Mandrel Assembty (Includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12.!5, 3!
and 32)
Mower Deck, CompLete (Sld
deck - order separately mulcher
plate components key tics 101-
1o6)
NOIE: All component dimensions given in U S Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
4g
TRACTOR
HYDRO
GEAR TRANSAXLE
-- MODEL
NU_,_Et,ER 917.2.70820
- - _,/tODI:=L NU_'_BER 310-650
!
t
91
5O
TRACTOR - - MODEL f'_U_diBER 917.270820
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 310-650
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
t4
I5
I7
t8
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
38
37
38
39
40
41
532142930
532142931
532142932
532142928
532142933
532142934
532142935
532150771
532142937
532142938
532142939
532142940
532142941
532150772
532150773
532142944
532142945
532142946
532150774
532142948
532142949
532142950
532150787
532142951
532142952
532f42953
532142954
532142955
532150777
532150778
532142958
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Lower
Assembly, UpperHoustng
Seal, Llp
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Baii
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing, Thrust 30x52 x 13
Swashplale, Vadab[e
Block, Cytinder Assembly
Arm, TnJnnion
Seal, Lip
Guide, Stot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing,'Thrust 42x 68 x 16
Block, CyI]nderAssembly
Seal Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Actuator, Bypass
Center SecttonAssembly KIt
Seal, Lip 26 x42 x8
Ring, ReIalnfng
Washer 26x 35 x 1
PIate, Bypass
Oit F31[erElement
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retafn_ng
Arm, Acluating
Pin, Actuating
Deft 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut, Hex 5/16-24 UNJC
Brake Rotor/Staler Kit
KEY
PART
NO.
NO,
DESCRIPTION
532142884
532150829
532142991
532142961
532142963
532142984
532142965
532142966
532142967
532142920
532142969
532144610
53214297_
532t 50806
532142973
532142974
532142975
532142976
532142977
532142978
532142917
532142918
532!42980
532144607
532144608
532_50775
532150776
Wasiler 7/16 x 7/8 × .060
Dtlferentlal Assembly
Washer 3/4 x t 5 x ,13
Seal ,75 x 125 x 250
Shaft, fnput
Bolt 1/4..20 x 1.38
Pin ,50Dx.43
ID x 750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Slud 5/16-24
Jacks_]att Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7t16 x 1 x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Filling, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nul, Casfle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotler
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/I6-24
43
44
52
53
56
56
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
9t
92
93
I13
t14
!19
I34
I35
139
t40
NOTE: Atl component dimensions given in U S inct_es
I inch = 25.4 mm
5t
TRACTOR -° MODEL NUMBER 9t7.270820
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER42E707,TYPENUMBER2631.-E1
220 @3
230 _-_
219
642
£_t 165
643
523
..,_ 842
%
535
422
284A
445
525
235
161
524
O
240
537
52
TRACTOR
- -MODEL
BRtGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
9t 7.270820
NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
5t
121 CARBURETOR
51A
• 51
KiT]
52
205
@ 634
52
54
468
332
@ 75
188
i006
_635
383
53
TRACTOF'Y - - _IODEL
BRIGG$
NUMBER
9_ 7.270820
& STRATTON ENGtNE.4VtODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE; NUMBER 2G31-E1
801
783
802
_ L_61s_
A......................... //
803
544
201
209A
209
414 207 y
307
@ ss2
54
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBEF_ 917,270820
NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631.-E1
881
8A
244
572
IOA
10
1019 LABEL KITl
_t_ REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
305
305
304
_oI--"_\\
306
"A__._
_" _,=_
306
307
55
305
TRACTOR
- - _]ODEL
BRtGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
_<EY PART
NO.
NO,
I
497074
2
3
399265
391086
4
5
493304
493457
5A
7
493458
271867
7A
8
271868
495754
8A
9
27803
94382
94830
280225
!2
273208
271188
271189
13
15
16
94565
94239
394028
19
94.i96
399264
20
22
23
291675
94724
491180
24
25
222698
498584
498585
498586
498587
26
394959
394960
394961
394962
27
28
263129
498319
391286
29
394306
397158
32
33
94671
390420
34
35
261528
65906
36
40
26828
221596
4t
42
292260
494553
45
46
261366
214484
50
5I
213290
271412
NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
DESCRIPTION
"
"
"
222892
t0
10A
tt
NU_P_,ER 917.270820
"
"
"
"
•
CyfinderAssembly
Bushlng
Seal, Oil
Sump, Engine
Head, Cylinder #1
Head, Cylinder #2
Gasket, CylfnderHead #I
Gasket, CyitnderHead #2
BreatherAssembly #t
Cover, Breather Cylinder #2
(Used Only on Key #572,
Air Baffle with Holes for
Mounting)
Gasket, Breatf_er
Screw, Sems
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
Gasket, Crankcase, .015" Thick
Gasket, Crankcase, 005" Thick
Gasket, Crankcase, 009" Thick
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Timing Gear Key
Bushing
Seal, Oil
Screw, Sems
FIywheei
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, .010"
Oversize
Pislon Assembly, 020"
Oversize
Pislon Assembly, ,030"
Oversize
Ring Set, Standard Size
Ring Set, ,.010"Oversize
Ring Set, .020_Oversize
Ring Set, .030" Oversize
Loci{, Piston Pin
Pin, Piston, Standard Size
Pin, Piston, .005" Oversize
Rod, Connecting, Standard
Size
Rod_Connecting, _020"
Undersize
Screw, Connecting Rod
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
51A
52
281412
270884
53
93970
54
75
78
9!
95
96
97
98
99
102
I03
104
105
107
108
109
t16
I17
93208
222511
95039
499281
93499
22!939
499172
91920
26157
271607
298514
231435
394682
499655
225373
392673
280474
232018
232022
119
12t
125
127
16t
t65
187
94152
491539
19306
223472
496599
94289
299146
188
201
202
203
205
206
207
209
209A
219
219A
220
222
224
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve, intake
Spdng, Valve, Exhaust
"
*"
*"
Retainer, Valve, Intake
Retainer, Valve, Exhaust
Keeper, Valve
....
"f_ppet, Valve
Gear, Cam
Manifold, Intake
•'** Gasket, Carburetor Mounting
94627
262683
262684
280997
939/1
94298
262337
262352
261563
394348
393415
222773
491282
94297
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Carburetor
" Gasket, Intake Manifold
Mounting
Screw, Hex Head,
Carburetor to Manilold
Screw, Phillips
Washer, Spdng
Screw, Hex
Body Assembly, Upper
Screw, Seres
Valve, Throlffe
Shaft, Tllrottle
Screw, Fiflisler Head
Spring, Thro|tle Adjust
"* Gasket, Carburetor Body
Float, Carburetor
"" Ptn, Float Hinge
"" Valve_Needte
Body Assembly, Lowe_
Valve, Choke
Shall, Choke
* O_Ring
Jet, Needle Valve, Fixed
Jet, Needle Valve, Fixed,
High Altitude
Screw, Hex Head
Carburetor Kit
Carburelor
*" PIug, Welch
Base, Air CIeaner
Nut, Wing
Line, Fuel, 28" Long (Cut to
Suit)
Screw
Link
Link
Crank, Belt
Screw, Hex Head
Nut
Spdng, Centre!, Rod
Spring, Governor
Spring, Governor Idle
Gear, Governor
Oit Stinger
Washer, Thrust
Bracket, Control
Screw, Torx
Included tn Gasket Set (495868)
Included in Carburetor Kit (491539}
Included In Carburetor Ktl (491539),
and Pump Repair Kit (393397)
Included in Gasket Set (495868),
and Carburetor Kit (49! 539)
NOTE: A_tcomponent dimensions given In US inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270820
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
227
229
230
235
240
2¢4
257
284
284A
304
305
306
306A
307
308
308A
309
3t0
31t
332
333
334
337
356
358
363
383
391
392
394
414
422
432
434
435
445
468
474
482
510
523
524
525
528
534
535
537
5¢4
552
552A
556
562
567
491297
62199
223882
224995
394358
230318
93897
94674
94882
495469
94786
222846
223734
94930
224774
2247'75
497596
94003
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
494705
495868
19203
89838
280197
261395
272638
220680
222875
221377
223888
93829
394O19
497908
393474
93621
497606
494947
271157
495348
393815
94823
272490
271411
497603
262332
262331
93585
93853
94811
DESCRIPTION
"°"
"**
"'"
•
....
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer
Wasi_er,GovemorCrank, Inside
Shteld, Fuel Spray
Fitter, Fuel
Connector, Fuel Line
Screw, Seres
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Hex Head
Housing, Blower, Red
Screw, Seres
Shield, Cylinder
Sl_ietd, Cylinder
Screw, Seff-'Papping
Cover, Atr Guide
Cover, Air Guide
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
BrushSet
Nut, Hex
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Sems
Plug, Spark
Wire, Stop
Gasket Set
F{ywhee[ PuIler
Wrench, Spark Plug
Body, Pump
Spring, Diaphragm
DIaphragm, Carburelor
Wasller
Bracket, Oil Fill
Cap, Spdng
Cover, Diaphragm
Screw, Diaphragm Cover
Fitter, Air
Screen, Rolating
Alternator
Screw,
Ddve, Starter
Cap, 0tt Fill
Seal, Fill Tube
Tube, Oil Fill (Includes Seals
Hose, Vacuum
Screw, Air Cleaner
Filter, Air
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Lower Bushing. Governor
kipper Bushing, Governor
Screw, Hex Head
Bolt, Governor Lever
Screw, Hex Head,
Back Plale to Cylinder
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
569
572
573
592
601
615
6!5A
616
634
634A
635
642
643
653
726
272645
224816
491304
92278
93053
94296
263080
491530
271013
491287
66538
225008
496700
93585
391362
741
783
801
802
803
819
842
847
851
858
859
860
861
868
869
870
871
877
881
955
1005
1006
1019
1090
2500
'
"*
**"
....
DESCRIPTION
" Gasket, Base
Bafiie, Air, Cylinder #2
Ptate, Back
Nut, Hex_
Clamp, Hose
Retainer, E-Ring
Retainer
Crank, Governor
" W'asher, 'Throttle Shait
" Sea[, GovemorShaft
Boo!, Spark Plug
Cover, Air Cleaner
Rate, Air Cleaner
Screw, Hex Head
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Pads)
262989
Gear, "riming
280104
Gear, Starter
394860
Cap, Drive
497607
Cap, End
497604
Housing, Starter
94675
Screw, Hex Head
270920
* Seal, Cap
495715
Tube Assembly, Oil
493880
Terminal, Cabte
270989
*'* Diaphragm, Carburetor
271025
**' Gasket, Pump
261358
"'" Spdng, Diaphragm
393397
RepatrKit, Pump
497212
Seat, Valve
261463
Seat, Valve, Intake
213316
Seat, Valve, Exhaust
261961
Bushing, Guide (Exhaust Only)
231218
Bushing, Guide (Intake, Brass)
393456
Wire, Alternator
495901
Plate, Cover
397882
Plug and Seal, Solenoid
281053
Fan, Ftywheet
224901
Retainer, Fan
496726
Label Kit
97605
Retainer, Brush
42E707-2631 Replacement Engine
498543
Replacement Shortblock
Included in Gasket Sol (495868)
Included in Carburetor Kit (491539)
Included In Carburetor Kit (491539),
and Pump Repair Kit (393397)
Included in Gasket Set (495868),
and CarbtJrotor Kit (4 9t 539)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S. inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
57
TRACTOR
o o _'v'IODEL NUMBER
917,270820
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
I
R_O
O--\jD,
FUSE 30 AMP
AMMETER
_OPTIONAL)
STARTER
BL_CK
'
---TO
l
:, C,W--,
'
........
,J
CLUTCH ! BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
SEAT SWITCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
......
WHILE
8_ACK
.....
l.........
I
ATT MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
/
(NOTOCCUPIED)
J
I ...........
"q
J
I
r'-r4OIINDtNG
C'O't_r_&CTOR
)
(OPTIONAL)
[SPARK
_LA.C* CJ
tGNtTIONuNtT
I----O GAP
_(2
CHA,c._tIN _ SYI;1"EM OUTPUT
/_P
OC ¢ _,oo
UGHT]iq(I fIysIEM
PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
20 VOLTS ,_o MP4, 0 36(_ rlpl,f
ICI-IA_qGIFI(1 SYSTEM DIBCONttECTED)
RPM
OUTPUT
PLUG
DIOD c
t ALTERNATOR_,
I
HEADLIGHTS
NOTE
IGNITION SWITCH
PosmoN
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
G_,4t # __.ONE.....
RUN
START
B 4-L
B+ L÷ S
NONE .
NONE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL.
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
_
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
/ ," /
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
SPEED, AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
Will DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST..
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SBGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE
OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
Lq
G3
15 o MAX.
i
_
A
_,_ _,_
_
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
I
greater
than 15°}, never
across
ally to prevent
tipping
or toss
i
!
caution
when
changing
direction
the face.
of control.
on
Make turns
graduExercise
extreme
siopes.
I
|
For the repair or replacement
parts you need
delivered directly to your home
Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week
loS00-366 PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar
piezas con entrega
dornicilio
- 1,,800-659-7084
a
For in-house major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800o4-REPA R
(I -800-473-.7274)
Para pedir servicio
de reparaci6n
dornicilio
- 1-800-676-5811
For the location
a
of a Sears Parts and
Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
! -800.-488=1222
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pro, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
When requesting service or ordering
parts, always provide the following
information:
• Product Type
,, Model Number
,, Part Number
,, Part Description
8EAR,
Amenca-s Repatr Specialists
163471
Rev. 3
3.13.98
JH
,
Printed
in U.S.A.